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Disney/Lucasfilm

This is the Season Two Way: A Review of "The Mandalorian"

By Timothy Lee

Arts reporter Timmy Lee talks gorgeous cinematography, detailed worldbuilding, and Disney's obsession with nostalgia and deus ex machina in the second season of "The Mandalorian."

January 13, 2021

Natalia Rodriguez/MODA

MODA Reimagined: How UChicago’s Premier Fashion Magazine Is Reinventing Itself in the Online World

By Natalie Manley

No longer trying to be “the college version of Vogue,” MODA’s new online magazine and podcast aim to stray from industry standards.

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January 11, 2021

David Levene/The Guardian

Look Out for That New Yachty

By Tomas Miriti Pacheco

Arts contributor Tomás Miriti Pacheco explores how the melodic mumbler Lil Yachty became the face of rap’s next outlandish scene.

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January 11, 2021

Grace Gorant

Poll Party Is the COVID–Safe Rager of Your Dreams

By Julia Holzman

“I loved it, so I made everyone else in [Graham House] join,” UChicago Poll Party! co-creator Alice Breternitz explained, her polling passion palpable in her voice. “I’m in 14 different Poll Parties, and I love voting.”

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January 7, 2021

Universal Pictures

I've Seen Movies Like "All My Life"

By Veronica Chang

"All My Life" is a Thanksgiving movie: you cry a bit and think about love a bit while you watch, and then you move on and forget about it.

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December 28, 2020

Universal Pictures

Lessons Learned, All My Life

By Veronica Chang

In a conversation with The Maroon and other college papers, "All My Life" costars Jessica Rothe and Harry Shum Jr. discussed their recent film, lessons learned from COVID–19, and appreciating the little moments.

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December 28, 2020

Courtesy

Timothy Harrison: Coming To(gether) at the Seminary Co-Op

By Suzanna Murawski

Scholars from across the country come together to discuss assistant professor Timothy Harrison’s first book, "Coming To: Consciousness and Natality in Early Modern England," at a Seminary Co-Op event.

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December 27, 2020

Court Theatre

What is That?: A Review of Court Theatre's "Leopoldstadt"

By Liam Flanigan

When a performance is distorted by these unfortunate conditions, by what standards should we judge it? Perhaps it is best to simply start with the basics. Then again, the basics of "Leopoldstadt" are anything but.

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December 19, 2020

Lucasfilm

Holiday Films: The Joyful, Triumphant, and the Stink-Stank-Stunks

By Arts editors

The Arts Editors wish everyone happy and safe holidays through our list of which holiday movies to stream and which disasters to strictly avoid.

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December 10, 2020

Rolling Stone

Yungblud shares “Weird!” inspirations behind sophomore album

By Daisy Maslan

British rock star Yungblud shares with The Maroon the core anthem of his sophomore album "Weird!": “Our generation is changing shit…. Being yourself isn’t a fucking sin…. That’s what this album is about.”

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December 10, 2020

PEN America

Free Speech Advocate Suzanne Nossel Speaks at the Chicago Law School

By Natalie Manley

Nossel, a former member of the Obama administration and the current CEO of PEN America, promotes an individualized approach to securing our own, and others' right to speak freely in the U.S. in her new book "Dare to Speak."

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December 3, 2020

Phil Bray/Netflix

Checkmate, 2020: "The Queen’s Gambit" Means You Don’t Totally Suck

By Veronica Chang and Neel Lahiri

The genius of "The Queen’s Gambit" is its versatility. It tackles addiction without being an addiction drama, the drama of sport without being a sports drama, the emotions of a coming-of-age drama without falling prey to the clichés of the genre.

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December 3, 2020

UChicago AcaCouncil

Finding the Right Note: How UChicago’s A Cappella Groups are Making it Work

By Kayla Martinez

All of UChicago’s a cappella groups are up and running, jumping hurdle after hurdle to find new ways to create content and community.

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November 29, 2020

Thomas Lamarre

Conversations with Dr. Thomas Lamarre

By Audrey Scott

“In the past few years, anime has become more of a fan-led media, through fanfiction, amateur games and amateur manga.” Professor Thomas Lamarre sits down with The Maroon to discuss the Japanese animation industry.

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November 27, 2020

Los Angeles Times

Abracadabra, "The Witches" Doesn’t Need to Exist

By Liam Flanigan

Missing the eerie charm and unnerving imagery of its source material, "Roald Dahl’s The Witches" is like trying to shove a puzzle piece into a jigsaw while “solving” it.

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November 27, 2020

IndieWire

The End of a Gaming Era: An Ode to PlayStation 4’s Greatest Triumphs

By Timothy Lee

In a final farewell to the iconic PlayStation 4 console, arts reporter Timmy Lee ranks the video games that defined an era.

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November 23, 2020

Chicago Economics Forum

Professor Lima Used Pokénomics! It’s Super Effective!

By Alina Kim

Professor Victor Lima sat down with the Chicago Economics Forum to discuss "Pokémon Go," battle game theory, and a rather massive collection of TMs—to be exact, 300 of each.

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November 23, 2020

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